Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette: President Trump's Extreme Policy Restricting Refugee Entry Reverberates Globally, Doesn't Change America's Inclusive Spirit

Jan 28, 2017
Press Release

Denver -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) issued the following statement about the ongoing effects of President Donald Trump's executive order, issued Friday, that restricts the entry of refugees and others to the United States:

"President Trump's executive order on refugees slammed the door to safety, security and hope for millions around the world. Reverberations are already being felt, with travelers and migrants en-route to the United States being detained at airports around the world -- even people who hold valid current green cards that normally would let them come and go at will.

"America has always been a beacon to oppressed people, and while this extreme policy is a major setback, it doesn't change America's inclusive spirit."